Snuff Bottles Canvas
Print by Deborah Mckellar of Talking Textiles
$400.00 – $700.00
This Snuff Bottles Canvas Print by Deborah Mckellar of Talking Textiles is a piece of Singapore Shophouse Art, representing historic scenes from Singapore.
It is a digital reproduction of Deborah McKellar’s original Singapore artwork, called “Snuff Bottles”. Inspired by Singapore’s Shophouses, it beautifully complements our collection of award-winning rugs and other homewares to complete your look wall, floor and all.
Reflecting unique scenes from Singapore’s history and architecture, it’s also the perfect Singapore souvenir for yourself or someone leaving Singapore. Each print run in this artwork is limited to 50 prints.
Read more about the Artist’s Inspiration behind “Snuff Bottles”:
“The Shophouse artwork is reflective of Singapore culture and heritage. Shophouse buildings can be found all over the island. These stately buildings are a wonderful expression of the blending of a work and living space. Shophouse ornamentation draws inspiration from Malay, Chinese, European and Peranakan traditions. Painting the facade pastel colours became popular in the mid 20th century, and these colours have remained strongly associated with the image of the Singaporean Shophouse.
Snuff bottles were used in the Qing Dynasty to hold powdered tobacco – which the Chinese believed to have medicinal benefits. The trend of using snuff and owning snuff bottles became widespread, and the snuff bottle soon became an object of beauty as well as a status symbol.
The photograph used in this artwork of a row of well-preserved Peranakan Shophouses was taken at Koon Seng Road, Joo Chiat, Singapore.”
- Framed Size: 61cm x 94cm x 4cm
- The frames available for this size are: Champagne Silver Frame with White Backing and Champagne Gold Frame with White Backing.